Clothing is our own portable environment. Protective clothing can be the barrier between life and death in many activities. It can protect us from unsafe conditions, harsh environments, help us improve athletic performance, and even give us the ability to fly, swim to incredible depth or float in outer space.
In the Design Studio course, students identify and design products, environments, and component complexes of broad scope. Beyond fashion and more than functional apparel, these products are both designed and engineered. Students design products ranging from functional apparel to body-worn devices and protective gear with a focus on mobility and the use of flexible textile-based materials.
This project Big Wall Climbers Camp Ariel by student Jae-Hyun An designed a portable environment designed to be stable against strong winds, resistant against abrasion, fast to set up, and dual-purpose for both ground and wall spacious for two climbers.